HIPAA Training Requirements for the Dental Office

By Randall Smith, BRS Dental Vice President, Systems Support

HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996), the HITECH Act of 2009,  and the follow-up Omnibus Final Rule of 2013 state that annual training is required for the Compliance Officer and all staff that have access to Protected Health Information (PHI).  Each dental office should have a Certified HIPAA Security Professional, and all staff should obtain at minimum HIPAA Workforce Certificate for Professionals or equivalent.  BRS has partnered with 4Med to offer HIPAA training and compliance services, with the added incentive to save 20% on training purchases, and 5% on compliance purchases.